Sunday, September 17, 2017

23 things to do around Mumbai from September 17 to September 23

Feel-good food
Food and creativity go hand in hand, and so, we are always looking for ways to amp up the eating scenes at work. Recently, we Called for grub from The Kraft Kitchen, a new delivery service that has launched in Khar, and the fare made us abandon our diet plans altogether.  We particularly liked the TKK Bharta (R245) and Peshawari kebab (R255), which was enough to satisfy our North Indian food cravings. For those who don't mind the chilli kick, we recommend the Fish Oyster Chilli (R275). The prices are reasonable for the portions. Started by a team of food enthusiasts, led by Buntoo Singh, the dishes have been inspired by family recipes. More power to the fam!

Motion pictures
Whenever we have looked at a Humans of New York photo, with its perfect setting and just the right words, haven't we wondered what must have been said before and after that moment? Humans of New York, The series, is a an answer to just that. Brandon Stanton takes his photo documentation one step forward, taking us deeper into his interviews through this video series. The most recent in the series, on relationships, has a distinct Love Actually vibe to it. It takes away the enigma for the single picture, but they manage to show the million possibilities each frame carries.

Heartbreak is art
Sam Smith makes us believe once again that the only way one must deal with heartbreak is by making art out of it. In his case, it's his sixth number 1 song, Too Good at Goodbyes. We absolutely love the song. It has the trademark Sam Smith melancholic style and the lyrics are beyond brilliant. “I'm never gonna let you close to me; even though you mean the most to me; Cause every time I open up, it hurts.” Smith has said that this song is all about him updating his fans about “my love life, which is still going terribly.” Well, as long as we get a hit song out of it.

Sunday driver

Play a board game
11 AM – 2 PM: Here's your chance to visit newer worlds with the roll of a dice. Get your friends to join you to play the board game Catan, as you discover an uncharted island and explore its dark secrets.

Where: Doolally Taproom, 10 A Rajkutir, E854, 3rd Road, Khar West
Entry: R300
Call: 7400450027

Laugh out loud
7.30 PM: Catch five comics come together for an hour of hilarious one-liners. Stretching grammar and humour to its limits, this show will feature Ashish Dash, Piyush Maverick, Kashyap Swaroop, Punit Pania and Siddharth Dudeja.

Where: Havana Café and Bar, Gordon House Hotel, 5 Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Colaba Entry: R245
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Feel the chemistry offline
4 PM – 7 PM: Tired of wasting time finding 'the one' on dating sites? Here's your chance to mingle with other singles, at the Lol Speed Dating event. You can chat with a minimum of eight eligible singles for eight minutes. You never know when it'll click.

Where: Hoppipola, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West
Entry: R3,999
To register: www.lifeofline.com

Enter a chocolate haven
11 AM – 9 PM: Crazy about chocolates? Head to a one-of-its-kind chocolate show, Where you get to taste and eat a hundred different types of chocolate and chocolate products under one roof. And, for those wanting to
learn the art of making chocolate, there's also going to be a chef to guide you through it.
Where: 4th Floor, Wework, C- 20, G Block, BKC, Bandra East

Catch a comic play on relationships

7 PM: Take your significant other for Meherzad Patel's The Relationship Agreement. The play is about a girl, who gives her boyfriend a bunch of rules and regulations to follow if he wishes to be with her. The problem is, his father is a lawyer who refuses to accept this agreement.

Where: Royal Opera House, Matthew Road, Opera House, Girgaum
Entry: R400 – R1,500
To book: in.bookmyshow.com

Disconnect over brunch
12.30 PM – 4 PM: Rediscover the magic of going off the grid over Seven Kitchens' weekend brunch. As you enter the sprawling venue, your mobile phone will be taken away and safely kept in a bowl that you can't access! We guarantee that you will appreciate the fine flavours of the food, live music and conversations, without the pressures of social media posts and constant updates.

Where: Seven Kitchens, Level 9M, The St Regis Mumbai, Lower Parel
Entry: R3,000 (all inclusive)
For resesrvations: 61628422

Get Bhil art on your bag

Sept. 24, 11 AM – 2 PM: Learn the tribal art of the Bhils of Madhya Pradesh and how to apply it on a canvas bag at this painting workshop. Bhil art is an interesting play of colours. Everything connected with Bhil life -- the sun, moon, animals, trees, insects, rivers, fields, mythological figures and unique Gods -- is usually seen in their paintings.

Where: Doolally Taproom, Near Fun Republic Mall, Off New Link Road, Andheri W
Cost: R1,770, includes required art supplies and snacks Call: 9022270033

Explore metallic art
Sept. 24, 11 AM – 7 PM: Catch veteran artist Jaideep Mehrotra's solo exhibition titled Reflections in Mercury, Where he will be showcasing his abstract paintings for the first time ever. His latest technique, first in six years, is a culmination of many years of research, experimentation and exploration and will see him use a combination of metal, paint and various mixed media to form highly reflective, metallic works.

Where: Tao Art Gallery, 165, The View, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
Call: 24918585

Mother's pride

Sept 23, 11 am to 9 pm: With Dussehra and Diwali around the corner, The Mommy Network is organising a one-stop pop-up for all mommy needs. The pop-up will feature distinguished brands for mothers and children catering to everything from babycare and diet to fashion accessories and clothing. Add to this, celebrities are donating one item from their children's closets for a noble cause. An auction to be held at the pop-up will see the proceeds aid Helping Hands Foundation. Mandira Bedi, Shilpa Shetty, Imran Khan and wife Avantika are a few who are donating items.

Where: 18.99 Latitude, 4th Floor, Trade view building, Oasis complex, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Call: 61131899

The story continues

Sept 23-24, 10 am to 5 pm: Tall Tales founder Michael Burns returns to Mumbai for another session of his storytelling workshop. This session, however, promises to stand apart from previous ones. There will be new concepts introduced, exercises, games and group work, to teach how stories are structured and how a piece of writing can be transformed. Writers of any level of experience can sign up for the two-day workshop. Participants can also sign up for either of the days, should they wish to. Good news for previous attendees of Tall Tales workshops — they get to sign up for free. Prior registration will be required.

Where: The Barking Deer, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel

Entry: Rs 5,000 for two days and R3,000 for one day
For registrations, Log on to: http://ift.tt/2y6o0qK

Kill it like Kenny

Sept 20, 8 pm to 9 pm: Bangalore-based ace comedian Kenny Sebastian is back in Mumbai to induce another round of guffaws. With over 1000 shows across the country, he has also performed at corporate shows for some of the biggest multi-nationals like Google, Wipro, Infosys and Adobe.

He's one of the few Indian comics to have hosted a show on Comedy Central and has also released four comedy specials online, along with India's first sci-fi comedy web series, Starboyz.

Where: Cafe Zoe, Mathuradas Mills Compound
Entry: R649
Call: 24902065

This lounge turns street smart

Till Sept 20, 7 pm to 1 am: If you're fancying a Mohammad Ali Road khau galli experience, you don't need to wait till next year. You don't even need to head to South Mumbai. Dawat E Kube, a pop experience, is designed on the lines of the Mohammad Ali Road experience. On offer are nalli nihari, seekh kebabs, bhuna chicken, bheja masala, Multani paneer tikka, kheema ghotala on offer. For a sweet ending, dig into the ever popular phirni, besides the malpua and sheer korma.

Where: Kube, 5th Floor, Crystal Point Mall, New Link Road, Azad Nagar, Andheri West
Call: 7700903020

Cinema's vintage charm

Till Oct 8, 11 am to 6 pm: The National Gallery of Modern Art is hosting a retrospective of ace photographer Jeetendra Arya's works, curated by photo historian, professor and filmmaker Sabeena Gadihoke. The exhibition, titled Light Works, comprises some rare images of film industry veterans Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Suchitra Sen, Satyajit Ray and even Clark Gable. Highlights of the exhibition include an iconic Meena Kumari image that was photographed on the sets of Pakeezah, which later graced the cover of Filmfare magazine in 1972.

Where: National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M G Road, Fort
Call: 22881969

Tame the whale

Sept 19, 5 pm to 7 pm: With the horrific rise in the numbers of Blue Whale prompted deaths, a session is being organised that addresses how parenting can fight it. Psychiatrists have pinned the primary cause behind Blue Whale addiction, to be depression. This session, titled Parenting and the Blue Whale challenge, will help parents glean insights on the challenges of digital addiction, online gaming, peer group pressures, psychological issues, stress and suicidal tendencies.

Where: Title Waves, 24th Road, TPS III, Bandra West

Call: 26510841

Order of the day

18th Monday: Laugh away the Monday blues 

7 pm onwards: If you are feeling the weight of the week already, treat yourself to rib-tickling humour while digging into Parsi and Irani delicacies. Taking the stage will be Mandar Bhide who will team up with Karan Chauhan, Ankit Bareja and Bunty Biswas to serve a heavy dose of evening laughter. The best way to lighten the Monday load. 

Where: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Ground Floor, Sentinel, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai Call: 8450957444

19th Tuesday: Gather your gang of girls 

7 pm onwards: Ladies can head for a night of generously poured cocktails to have a perfect time with their girl gang. This Tuesday will be extra special with a Latino workshop conducted by Dance Sport India instructors Rajeshwari and Shannon. Adding to the party will also be indulgent vouchers from a premium salon label. 

20th Wednesday: Inside the smoking zone

9 pm onwards: Dhumrapaan is a play set in the  smoking area of a corporate building over a week, Where we see a bunch of office employees discuss appraisals, politics, and relationships. It's a comedy about the rat race and how we cope with it. The play has been directed by Akarsh Khurana. 

Where: Prithvi Theatre, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road
Entry: Rs 175
Call: 26149546

21st Thursday: Lyrical lines find space on canvas

11 am to 7 pm: Storyline is an exhibition by Calligrapher and designer Poosapati Parameshwar Raju and artist and art historian Koeli Mukherjee Ghose. Their work is based on the lyricism of the line work through stunning letterings and artworks made with quill and ink on myriad surfaces.

Where: The Art Entrance Gallery, Army & Navy Building Foyer, 148, MG Road, Next to Westside, Kala Ghoda
Call: 9652666775

22 Friday: Lunch hours with dimsums 

12 pm to 3.30 pm: Spend your afternoons indulging in exotic Oriental  flavours with a full-fledged dimsum lunch menu. Bite into prawn and chive dumplings, chicken shu mai, crispy duck roll, Pak choi dumpling and edamame truffle dumpling, to name a few in the vast array of choices. This will, of course, be followed by mains and desserts.

Where: Hakkasan, 206, Krystal, Waterfield Road, Linking Road, Bandra West
Entry: Rs 1558 per person
Call: 26444444

23rd Saturday: Get, set and go trigger happy

10.30 am: To ensure your next holiday has the perfect shots to make it memorable, attend this travel photography workshop. The session will take you through ways of planning an itinerary from the photography point of view, followed by hacks behind the lenses. The session will be conducted by Kunal Bhatia and Shuvajit Payne.

Where: Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, Byculla East
Entry: R200
Call: 23731234


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